"There you go Jake, back in the saddle!"
Teammates praised the local fan favorite wide receiver Jake Kumerow as he returned to Packers practice for the first time since preseason on Wednesday.
"I've been going week-by-week doing all I can, waiting for my opportunity," Kumerow said. "You have to be patient sometimes. Now they have me back out there practicing and I'm feeling good. Legs are fresh."
The former UW-Whitewater standout hurt his shoulder when flipping into the end zone after an 82-yard touchdown run against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August, 16. The 26-year-old DIII product caught six passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in just two preseason games. Instead of cutting him, the Packers chose to place Kumerow on injured reserve.
The Packers have not officially activated him to the roster yet, though Kumerow says he is ready if needed.
"I'm good to go," he said. "Whatever they need."